Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Focus Groups for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 408(b)(2) Disclosure Requirements, 72213-72214 [2014-28592]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Notices responses to comments. Based upon the record before the Court, which includes the Competitive Impact Statement and any comments and responses to comments filed with the Court, entry of this Final Judgment is in the public interest. Date: llllllllllllllllll Court approval subject to procedures of Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. 16. lllllllllllllllllllll United States District Judge [FR Doc. 2014–28585 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Foreign Claims Settlement Commission [F.C.S.C. Meeting and Hearing Notice No. 11–14] Sunshine Act Meeting The Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, pursuant to its regulations (45 CFR part 503.25) and the Government in the Sunshine Act (5 U.S.C. 552b), hereby gives notice in regard to the scheduling of open meetings as follows: Tuesday, December 16, 2014: 10:00 a.m.—Oral hearings on Objection to Commission’s Proposed Decisions in Claim Nos. IRQ–I–023 and IRQ–I–024. Status: Open. All meetings are held at the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street NW., Washington, DC. Requests for information, or advance notices of intention to observe an open meeting, may be directed to: Patricia M. Hall, Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street NW., Suite 6002, Washington, DC 20579. Telephone: (202) 616–6975. Brian M. Simkin, Chief Counsel. [FR Doc. 2014–28663 Filed 12–3–14; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4410–BA–P DEPARTMENT OF LABOR wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Office of the Secretary Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D). Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Focus Groups for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 408(b)(2) Disclosure Requirements ACTION: Notice. The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ‘‘Focus Groups for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 408(b)(2) Disclosure Requirements,’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public comments on the ICR are invited. DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives on or before January 5, 2015. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201408-1210-004 (this link will only become active on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693–4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_ PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL–EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202– 395–5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by email: OIRA_ submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202–693– 4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov. Jkt 235001 This ICR seeks PRA authority for focus groups to be used for evaluating the effectiveness of Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) section 408(b)(2) disclosure requirements. The ERISA requires a plan fiduciary, when selecting and monitoring service providers and plan investments, to act prudently and solely in the interest of plan participants and beneficiaries. A responsible plan fiduciary must also SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72213 ensure that any arrangement with a service provider is reasonable and that only reasonable compensation is paid for services. Fundamental to the ability of fiduciaries to discharge these obligations is obtaining information sufficient to enable them to make informed decisions about an employee benefit plan’s services, the costs of such services, and the service providers. This ICR is designed to explore current practices and effects of a final regulation published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2012, to implement section 408(b)(2) and to gather information about the need for a guide, summary, or similar tool to help a responsible plan fiduciary navigate through and understand the disclosures. See 77 FR 5632. The EBSA intends to use information collected from the focus groups: (1) To assess responsible plan fiduciaries’ experience in receiving the disclosures the 408(b)(2) regulations require; (2) to assess the effectiveness of the disclosures in helping plan fiduciaries make decisions; (3) to determine how well plan fiduciaries understand the disclosures, especially in the small plan marketplace (100 participants or less); and (4) to evaluate whether, and how, a guide, summary, or similar tool would help a fiduciary understand the disclosures. The focus group results will be used to inform and support a notice of final rulemaking for the guide requirement. This proposed information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if the collection of information does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on March 12, 2014 (79 FR 14085). Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 201408–1210–004. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 72214 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 234 / Friday, December 5, 2014 / Notices • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–EBSA. Title of Collection: Focus Groups for Evaluating the Effectiveness of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 408(b)(2) Disclosure Requirements. OMB ICR Reference Number: 201408– 1210–004. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 85. Total Estimated Number of Responses: 85. Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 128 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0. Dated: December 1, 2014. Michel Smyth, Departmental Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–28592 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–29–P Workforce Investment Act; Native American Employment and Training Council, Meeting Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Washington DC 20212, in the conference center, Rooms 7 and 8. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be open to the public. Members of the public not present may submit a written statement on or before December 10, 2014, to be included in the record of the meeting. Statements are to be submitted to Ms. Athena R. Brown, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room S– 4209, Washington, DC 20210. Persons who need special accommodations should contact Mr. Craig Lewis at (202) 693–3384, at least two business days before the meeting. The formal agenda will focus on the following topics: (1) U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration Update and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014; (2) Training and Technical Assistance; (3) Council and Workgroup Updates and Recommendations; (4) New Business and Next Steps; and (5) Public Comment. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Ms. Athena R. Brown, DFO, Division of Indian and Native American Programs, Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room S–4209, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone number (202) 693–3737 (VOICE) (this is not a toll-free number). Employment and Training Administration Portia Wu, Assistant Secretary, Employment and Training Administration. Pursuant to Section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (Public Law 92–463), as amended, and Section 166(h)(4) of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) [29 U.S.C. 2911(h)(4)], notice is hereby given of the next meeting of the Native SUMMARY: 15:07 Dec 04, 2014 The meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. (Eastern Standard Time) on Wednesday, December 17, 2014, and continue until 5:00 p.m., that day. The meeting will reconvene at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 18, 2014, and adjourn at 5:00 p.m., that day. The period from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., on December 17, 2014, will be reserved for participation and comment by members of the public. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR VerDate Sep<11>2014 American Employment and Training Council (Council), as constituted under WIA. Jkt 235001 [FR Doc. 2014–28566 Filed 12–4–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4501–FR–P PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 NATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS AND THE HUMANITIES Notice of Proposed Information Collection Requests: Let’s Move Museums, Let’s Move Gardens Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Foundation for the Arts and the Humanities. ACTION: Notice, request for comments, collection of information. AGENCY: The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance consultation program to provide the general public and federal agencies with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). This program helps to ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. By this notice, IMLS is soliciting comments concerning a survey to gather information to identify museums that are currently or have plans to provide interactive experiences (exhibitions); afterschool, summer and other targeted programs, and food service operations that help fight childhood obesity. The data collection will help to identify best practices and collect information about the capacity of museums to reach the public with important public health messages. A copy of the proposed information collection request can be obtained by contacting the individual listed below in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed in the ADDRESSES section below on or before February 5, 2015. IMLS is particularly interested in comments that help the agency to: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 234 (Friday, December 5, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 72213-72214]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-28592]


=======================================================================
-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of the Secretary


Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request; Focus Groups for Evaluating the Effectiveness 
of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 408(b)(2) Disclosure 
Requirements

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Employee 
Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) sponsored information 
collection request (ICR) proposal titled, ``Focus Groups for Evaluating 
the Effectiveness of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 
408(b)(2) Disclosure Requirements,'' to the Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) for review and approval for use in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). Public 
comments on the ICR are invited.

DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
on or before January 5, 2015.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201408-1210-004 (this link will only become active 
on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129 (this is not a toll-free 
number) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
    Submit comments about this request by mail or courier to the Office 
of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-
EBSA, Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW., 
Washington, DC 20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free 
number); or by email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are 
encouraged, but not required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the 
Chief Information Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance 
Management Program, Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; or by email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Contact Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
4129 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at 
DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks PRA authority for focus 
groups to be used for evaluating the effectiveness of Employee 
Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) section 408(b)(2) disclosure 
requirements. The ERISA requires a plan fiduciary, when selecting and 
monitoring service providers and plan investments, to act prudently and 
solely in the interest of plan participants and beneficiaries. A 
responsible plan fiduciary must also ensure that any arrangement with a 
service provider is reasonable and that only reasonable compensation is 
paid for services. Fundamental to the ability of fiduciaries to 
discharge these obligations is obtaining information sufficient to 
enable them to make informed decisions about an employee benefit plan's 
services, the costs of such services, and the service providers. This 
ICR is designed to explore current practices and effects of a final 
regulation published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2012, to 
implement section 408(b)(2) and to gather information about the need 
for a guide, summary, or similar tool to help a responsible plan 
fiduciary navigate through and understand the disclosures. See 77 FR 
5632. The EBSA intends to use information collected from the focus 
groups: (1) To assess responsible plan fiduciaries' experience in 
receiving the disclosures the 408(b)(2) regulations require; (2) to 
assess the effectiveness of the disclosures in helping plan fiduciaries 
make decisions; (3) to determine how well plan fiduciaries understand 
the disclosures, especially in the small plan marketplace (100 
participants or less); and (4) to evaluate whether, and how, a guide, 
summary, or similar tool would help a fiduciary understand the 
disclosures. The focus group results will be used to inform and support 
a notice of final rulemaking for the guide requirement.
    This proposed information collection is subject to the PRA. A 
Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of 
information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an 
information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA 
and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, 
notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally 
be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of 
information if the collection of information does not display a valid 
Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. For additional 
information, see the related notice published in the Federal Register 
on March 12, 2014 (79 FR 14085).
    Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
consideration, comments should mention OMB ICR Reference Number 201408-
1210-004. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:

[[Page 72214]]

     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-EBSA.
    Title of Collection: Focus Groups for Evaluating the Effectiveness 
of Employee Retirement Income Security Act Section 408(b)(2) Disclosure 
Requirements.
    OMB ICR Reference Number: 201408-1210-004.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 85.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 85.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 128 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

    Dated: December 1, 2014.
Michel Smyth,
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-28592 Filed 12-4-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4510-29-P